Siya is smooth. The Brooklyn rapper, who also happens to star on Oxygen's Sisterhood of Hip-hop, has recently made a pivot into a lowkey, laconic flow that's perfectly suited to the equally unfussy beats she selects. Her latest single, "I Know I Know," sounds like dead of winter in New York; on it, Siya has words for fakes and wannabe thugs.
"There's a very thin line between the aggressive records and the more laidback records on the album. My producer Blicky Blaze sent me the beat and I couldn't let it go. It's such a smooth track and I didn't want to come across too aggressive but I wanted to get my point across in the same breath," Siya explained to The FADER. "The whole idea for the video was a New Jack City vibe. There's a specific scene in the movie where Nino is riding through New York in a jeep and they had on Adidas jackets and Kangol hats and I just really wanted to incorporate that."
Her album SIYAvsSIYA is out on December 9. Watch her video for previous single "My Sons" here.